UPDATED at 8:35 PM... Person Struck by Lighting on Willie Varnum RoadMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jul 26 2017 6:09 PM
HODGESVILLE: Cottonwood Rescue, Hodgesville Fire and Houston County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a home on Willie Varnum Road to a report of a person struck by lighting. Report are a 16 year old was struck by lighting and CPR was in progress.
Hodgesville Fire member was first on the scene and confirmed CPR in progress. Dothan Fire was requested mutual aid for Cottonwood Rescue. Houston County Deputy Mike Stacey and Dothan Houston County EMA Rickey Stokes were close by and responded to the scene.
Houston County Deputy Stacey assisted with CPR. Dothan Fire arrived on the scene and the young man was transported to the hospital.
Houston County Deputies and EMA are escorting the ambulance to the hospital with Dothan Fire Medics on board with Cottonwood Rescue.
Please keep this person's families in your prayers during this time of tragedy. Please pray for this young man.
Everything worked like clock work and the young man received the best possible care he could get pre-hospital.
UPDATED at 8:13 PM
We are sadden to learn that the young man has passed away from his injuries. Again please keep this person's families in your prayers during this time of tragedy.
UPDATED @ 8:35 PM
The young man has been identified as 16 year old Aron Eugene Dunn.
UPDATED @ 8:56 PM
HODGESVILLE: It is with great sadness that I announce the 16 year old young
Man struck by lightning on Willie Varnum Road passed away at SAMC.
Just want to let each of you know this call went like clock work for this child to have every opportunity possible.
Hodgesville Vol Fire mutual aid Dothan as soon as they arrived and determined CPR in progress. David Fondo, a volunteer and Hodgesville Fireman worked on him. Mike Stacey with Sheriff Department jumped in helping with CPR. Cottonwood Rescue arrived and backboard and stretcher out immediately.
EMA directed Dothan Fire and what route to take so they would intersect with ambulance if they left before Dothan Fire arrived. Dothan Fire arrived before ambulance arrived and got in ambulance working on the young man.
The Sheriff Dept. And Director Judah and other deputies ran ahead of ambulance clearing the intersections so the ambulance did not have to stop and wait for intersections to stop.
The system worked. The child had all opportunities possible but GOD had other plans.